Andreas Strehler

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Andreas Strehler is a Swiss watchmaker active since 1994.

Biography

Andreas Strehler was born and raised near Winterthur, Switzerland. He graduated from the School of Horology in Solothurn in 1991 and began working at Renaud & Papi before setting up his own shop in 1994. He produced repeater movements for Audemars Piguet (owner of Renaud & Papi), worked in restoration, and began developing for other brands. He exhibited at Baselworld in 1998 with the AHCI.

Strehler made his name developing movement technologies for the re-started H. Moser & Cie and contributing to Cal. C. 125 for Chronoswiss. He also created the ML 106 chronograph movement for Maurice Lacroix and the perpetual calendar complication for the H. Moser & Cie Perpetual 1. He is given credit as the main designer on the Opus 7 for the Harry Winston Opus collection and collaborated with Kari Voutilainen to create the Chapter Three "Reveal" for Maître du Temps.

In November, 2006 H. Moser & Cie. won one of the most prestigious prizes in the Swiss watch industry, the Best Complication prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, for the Strehler-designed Perpetual 1. The Perpetual 1 also won the "Over € 25,000" category at the Goldene Unruh for 2010. In 2013, Andreas Strehler received the prestigious Prix Gaïa "Artisanat-Creation" award.

References

  • Andreas Strehler, QP Magazine, Vol. 25, 2007